Victor A. Staffieri is chairman and chief executive officer of Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, the subsidiaries of PPL Corporation that generate about 8,300 megawatts of electricity and serve 1.3 million electricity and natural gas customers in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. He has led the company since 2001 and has 32 years of experience in the electric and natural gas utility industry.
Staffieri began his career as an attorney at Long Island Lighting Company in Hicksville, N.Y., in 1980. Prior to joining LG&E Energy as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in 1992, he held several management positions at Long Island Lighting, culminating in general counsel and secretary. Staffieri subsequently became LG&E Energy’s senior vice president-public policy, and general counsel; president, Louisville Gas and Electric Company; president, Distribution Services Division; chief financial officer; and president and chief operating officer before being promoted to his present position.
Staffieri has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. Staffieri previously served on the boards of the Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, California), the Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C), Jefferson County/Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce Family Business Partnership (Co-Chairman), Kentucky Country Day School, Metro United Way, MidAmerica Bancorp, the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Louisville.
Staffieri served as chairman of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the Coordination Council for Economic Development Activities-Regional Economic Development Strategy, cabinet member and chairman of Community Campaign for Metro United Way. Staffieri recently chaired a statewide business task force on postsecondary education in cooperation with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.